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Players Cry Foul Over NetOne Sponsorship

The extension of an olive branch to PSL teams by NetOne has been received with mixed feelings by the beneficiaries amid concerns that the salaries have been reviewed downwards.

By Sportbrief Reporter

The unveiling of the million dollar sponsorship deal to three of the biggest premier league clubs in the country in Dynamos, Highlanders and Caps United has been apparently met with contempt by some of the stakeholders that were supposed to benefit greatly from it.

Although the gesture was marked as a historic event on the domestic scene, the players of the 3 clubs Dynamos, Highlanders, and CAPS United are in dismay after their wages were cut by almost a quarter.

Speaking to Sportbrief, one Dynamos senior player who refused to be named expressed dissatisfaction over the implications of the package.

“We were happy that the executive secured sponsorship but should we be happy that we are now getting less than what we agreed on our contracts,” said the player who preferred anonymity.

It is reported that the mobile network operator is pouring in $20 000 per month towards salaries but the amount does not tally with the clubs’ wage bills that are believed to be in excess of $40 000 monthly.

The remainder is said to be supposed to be sourced by the clubs’ management.

The development has left the clubs at the mercy of reviewing the salaries downwards in an attempt to fit the wage bill on the $20 000 monthly package.

NetOne disbursed the first instalment of the one year long sponsorship package on Wednesday.

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